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John STEBBINS (son of John Stebbins and Anne MUNSON) was born 28 Jan 1646/47 in Deerfield M.A., and died 19 Dec 1724 in Deerfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts. He married Dorothy ALEXANDER on 1682 in Deerfield, Franklin, MA. USA, daughter of John Alexander and Beatrice MICHEL.

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# ID: I4305
# Name: John Munson STEBBINS STEBENNE
# Surname: Stebbins Stebenne
# Given Name: John Munson
# Sex: M
# Birth: 28 Jan 1647 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States 1 2
# Death: 19 Dec 1724 in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States 1 2 3
# LDS Baptism: 9 Jul 2004 Temple: MONTR
# Endowment: 23 Feb 2005 Temple: MONTR
# _UID: AB209B8F31A8734983E8A5BC0DCB5E018D2C
# Sealing Child: 18 Dec 1992 Temple: OAKLA
# Birth: 28 Jan 1646/1647 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States 4
# Death: 19 Dec 1724 in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States 4
# Note: [thomas stebbins.FTW]
Greenlee,page 102 gives much information about him. He, Wife and all children
were taken hostage by Indians in Deerfield Massacre of 29 Feb. 1703/4.

He is No. 20 in Greenlee, 4JFR-KN in FHL

Details of family from Greenlee and from Coleman, "New England captives carried to Canada" Vol. 2, pp 118., Southworth Press, 1925. Information about him, His Wife and all children

DEERFIELD MASSACRE:
Just before dawn, February 29, 1704, a band of 300 French soldiers and Indians attacked the Massachusetts frontier village of Deerfield.
As Indians invaded his bedroom, the Rev. John Williams, minister of the Congregational church, expected ?an imminent passage through the valley of death.?
?Taking down my pistol,? he wrote in The Redeemed Captive, ?I cocked it and put it to the breast of the first Indian who came up, but my pistol misfiring, I was seized by three Indians who disarmed me and bound me naked.?
The misfiring saved Williams? life. If he had succeeded, the remaining two Indians would have killed him. But he survived for what? He was to face more than two years of physical and mental anguish.
The attackers had killed 49 villagers, including two Williams children and a Negro woman member of their household. The surviving 111 people, many of them small children, faced a forced march of 300 miles through the wilderness, in the worst of winter, to Canada.
It resembled the Bataan Death March of World War II. They were poorly clothed, ill-fed, and sick. The Indians killed those who could not keep pace, including Williams? wife, Eunice, who had recently given birth.
Finally, after 20 parishioners had died en route, eight weeks after the massacre, the party reached Shambless, a fort 15 miles from Montreal. Now, and a few days later in Montreal, a new struggle began. The Jesuit priests were determined to convert Williams and his parishioners to Catholicism.
Initially, the French treated him well.
?All means were used to seduce poor souls,? Williams wrote. ?The Superior of the Jesuits offered me an honorable pension from the King of France if I would stay among them.?
The Superior noted that Williams was separated from his children, but would be reunited with them if he converted.
?Sir,? Williams answered, ?if I thought your religion to be true, I would embrace it freely, but as long as I believe it to be what it is, the offer of the whole world is no more value than a blackberry.?
As part of their conversion effort, Jesuit priests baptized children without the consent of their parents.
One priest expressed his compassion by reporting that before the Deerfield Massacre he had instructed the Indians to ?baptize all children before they killed them; such was our desire for your eternal salvation, though you were our enemies.?
Persuasion having failed, the Jesuits threatened violence. Williams? Indian master told him to cross himself and kiss the crucifix. He would be killed if he did not.
The Jesuits also proselytized the other Deerfield colonists, with little success. Two women on their death beds were denied visitors. The Jesuits reported that they had converted in their final moments and were given the last rites of the Catholic Church.
The priests tried to convert Williams? son, alternating flattery and threats. In school when he would not cross himself, the teacher hit him with a stick, then whipped him with a whip ?with three branches and 12 great knots tied in it. After many tears and threats, he crossed himself.?
Persuasion having failed, the Jesuits threatened violence. Williams? Indian master told him to cross himself and kiss the crucifix. He would be killed if he did not.
The Jesuits also proselytized the other Deerfield colonists, with little success. Two women on their death beds were denied visitors. The Jesuits reported that they had converted in their final moments and were given the last rites of the Catholic Church.
Finally, after more than two years, in November 1706, the captivity ended. Governor Dudley of Massachusetts paid ransom to the French and sent a ship to bring the colonists home. Fifty-seven captives, including two Williams children, arrived in Boston Harbor, November 21, 1706. Left behind, by her choice, was his daughter Eunice, 10, who later married an Indian and ?thoroughly conformed to Indian dress and habits.?
Other children that remained in Canada had been adopted and converted to Catholicism. The Stebbins children became the Stebenne of Canada.

Details of family from Greenlee and from Coleman, "New England captivescarried
to Canada" Vol. 2, pp 118., Southworth Press, 1925. 4
# Change Date: 31 May 2008 at 10:31:51

Father: John STEBBINS b: 1626 in Bocking, Essex, England
Mother: Anne Mary Ann MUNSON MUNDEN b: ABT 1625 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

Marriage 1 Dorothy ALEXANDER b: 1660 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
* Married: 4 Jan 1680 in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States 4 5
* Sealing Spouse: 7 Feb 1996 in IFALL

Children
1. Has Children Marguerite Gabrielle Abigale STEBENNE STEBBINS b: 4 Jan 1684 in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
2. Has No Children John STEBBINS b: 4 Jan 1684/1685 in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachussetts, United States
3. Has No Children Samuel STEBBINS STEBENNE b: 25 Dec 1688 in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachussetts, United States
4. Has Children Thérèse Louise Thankful STEBENNE STEBBINS b: 5 Sep 1691 in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States c: 23 Apr 1707
5. Has No Children Ebenezer STEBBINS b: 5 Dec 1694 in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
6. Has Children Joseph STEBBINS STEBENNE b: 12 Apr 1699 in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

Sources:
1. Title: Ancestry.com
2. Title: Dictionnaire généalogique du Québec Ancien : des origines à 1765 (CD-ROM)
3. Title: International Genealogical Index
Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Note: Record submitted by a member of the LDS Church.
Search performed using PAF Insight on 23 Dec 2005
Text: John Stebbins; Male; Birth: 28 JAN 1647 Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; Death: 19 DEC 1724 Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts; Father: John Stebbins; Mother: Ann Munson or Munden; Spouse: Dorothy Alexander; Marriage: 1683 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
4. Title: thomas stebbins.FTW
Note:
Source Media Type: Other
Text: Date of Import: Dec 26, 2000
5. Title: Fichier Origine
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# ID: I19663
# Name: John STEBBINS 1
# Sex: M
# Change Date: 19 SEP 2004
# Birth: 28 JAN 1647 2 Quality: 2
# Death: ABT 1724 2 Quality: 2

Father: John STEBBINS b: ABT 1626 in England
Mother: Ann MUNSON b: BEF 1629

Marriage 1 Dorothy ALEXANDER
* Married: 2

* Note: "He suffer. from the French and Ind. when they destroy. D. 29 Feb. 1704 , when his w. and the six ch. were car. away to Canada, whence exc. f. mo . and s. John they came not back. He died 20 yrs. aft. the captiv. In h is will, gave all his est. to John, but ea. of the five Canada should hav e in a share, if he came to live in N. E." 2

Children
1. Has Children Abigail STEBBINS b: 04 JAN 1683/84 in Deerfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts
2. Has No Children John STEBBINS b: 04 JAN 1685/86 in Deerfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts
3. Has No Children Samuel STEBBINS b: 1688
4. Has No Children Thankful STEBBINS b: 1691
5. Has No Children Ebenezer STEBBINS b: 1694
6. Has No Children Joseph STEBENNE b: 12 APR 1699 in Deerfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts

Sources:
1. Title: A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing T hree Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basisof Farme r's Register.
Abbrev: Savage's First Settlers of New England
Author: James Savage
Publication: 1965, Genealogical Publishing Co., 4 vol.Now also on line athttp://www.us gennet.org/usa/vt/state/savage, Second Date, 09 Sep 2001
Repository:
Name: Farmington Public Library District
Page: volume 1, page 176, John Stebbins, at www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/newengla nd/savage/bk4/stark-steere.htm
Quality: 2
2. Title: A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing T hree Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basisof Farme r's Register.
Abbrev: Savage's First Settlers of New England
Author: James Savage
Publication: 1965, Genealogical Publishing Co., 4 vol.Now also on line athttp://www.us gennet.org/usa/vt/state/savage, Second Date, 09 Sep 2001
Repository:
Name: Farmington Public Library District
Page: volume 1, page 176, John Stebbins, at www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/newengla nd/savage/bk4/stark-steere.htm
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# ID: I2020
# Name: John Stebbins
# Given Name: John
# Surname: Stebbins
# _VERI: YES 1
# Sex: M
# Birth: 28 Jan 1646/47
# _VERI: YES 1
# Death: Y
# _UID: C32486A7830A49669562081D58712DBC1EFD
# Change Date: 22 Dec 2007 at 17:02
# Note: John Stebbins was one of the founders of Deerfield, Mass., served in King Phillip's war, 1675-6. He was one of only four men who escaped from the Bloody Brook massacre in Sept 1675. In Queen Anne's war in the Deerfield massacre of Feb. 29, 1704, his house was burned by the French and Indians, and he, his wife, and their six children were captured and carried to Canada, where they were separated. Two years later he, his wife and one child, John -all they could find-were returned to Deerfield by Ensign John Sheldon, whose wife, Hannah Stebbins, and their babe had been killed in their home and four of his children were taken to Canada. The hatchet-scarred door of the old Indian House (as it became known) is in the Colonial museum at Deerfield.
# _VERI: YES 2

Father: John Stebbins b: Abt 1626 in England
Mother: Anne or Mary Munson

Marriage 1 Dorothy Alexander b: 1660
* Married: Abt 1683 in Boston, Massachusetts 3
* Change Date: 22 Dec 2007

Children
1. Has Children John Stebbins b: 1685
2. Has No Children Abigail Stebbins b: 4 Jan 1683/84
3. Has No Children Samuel Stebbins b: 25 Dec 1688
4. Has No Children Thankful Stebbins b: 5 Sep 1691
5. Has No Children Ebenezer Stebbins b: 5 Dec 1694
6. Has No Children Joseph Stebbins b: Apr 1699

Sources:
1. Media: Book
Abbrev: Genealogy of the Stebbins family : including...
Title: Genealogy of the Stebbins family : including kindred lines of Swetland, Wilcox and Cheney families
Page: pg 22
Quality: 3
2. Media: Book
Abbrev: Genealogy of the Stebbins family : including...
Title: Genealogy of the Stebbins family : including kindred lines of Swetland, Wilcox and Cheney families
Page: pg 23
Quality: 3
3. Media: Book
Abbrev: Genealogy of the Stebbins family : including...
Title: Genealogy of the Stebbins family : including kindred lines of Swetland, Wilcox and Cheney families
Page: pg 23
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# ID: I11243
# Name: John Stebbins 1
# Sex: M
# Name: John Stebbens 2 3
# Birth: 23 JAN 1646/47 1
# Birth: 28 JAN 1646/47 in Deerfield M.A. 4 5 2 3
# Death: 19 DEC 1724 in Deerfield M.A. 4 5 2 3

Father: John Stebbins
Mother: Ann Munson

Marriage 1 Dorothy Alexander b: 1660 in Newton, Middlesex, MA, USA
* Married: 1682 in Deerfield, Franklin, MA. USA 1

Children
1. Has Children Louise Therese Thankful Stebbins b: 5 SEP 1691 in Deerfield, MA, USA

Sources:
1. Title: 3046828.ged
Repository:
Media: Other
Text: Date of Import: Feb 22, 2005
2. Title: 1729563.FTW
Repository:
Media: Other
Text: Date of Import: Feb 18, 2005
3. Title: Alltatro.ftw
Repository:
Media: Other
Text: Date of Import: Jul 19, 2005
4. Title: World Family Tree Vol. 4, Ed. 1
Author: Brøderbund Software, Inc.
Publication: Release date: August 23, 1996
Note: Customer pedigree.
Repository:
Note:
Page: Tree #3718
5. Title: Tetreau-all.FTW
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# ID: I8636
# Name: John STEBBINS
# _AKA: Jean /Stebbins/ I
# Sex: M
# Birth: 28 JAN 1646/1647 in Springfield,MA 1 2
# Death: 19 DEC 1724 in Deerfield,MA 1 2
# IDNO: 20
# Note: JOHN STEBBINS was captured by the Indians and taken to Canada 3 1 2
# Change Date: 16 MAR 2005 at 02:32:36

Father: John STEBBINS b: 1626 in Bocking,Essex,England
Mother: Mary Anne MUNSON b: Abt 1623 in Probably in England

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
* Married: 4 JAN 1679/1680 in Boston,Suffolk County,MA 1 2

Sources:
1. Repository:
Title: whiting-baker.ged
Abbrev: whiting-baker.ged
Note:
Source Media Type: Other
Text: Date of Import: Nov 11, 1999
2. Repository:
Title: barber.FTW
Abbrev: barber.FTW
Note:
Source Media Type: Other
Text: Date of Import: Nov 8, 2001
3. Title: TITLE
Abbrev: TITLE
Note:
TEXT This data received as a gedcom from Stebbins 10/11/98





More About John STEBBINS and Dorothy ALEXANDER:
Marriage: 1682, Deerfield, Franklin, MA. USA.

Children of John STEBBINS and Dorothy ALEXANDER are:
  1. +John Stebbins, b. 04 Jan 1685/86, Deerfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, d. 07 Sep 1760, Deerfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
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